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The Dubs propaganda machine. - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I have to put john Costello's piece from his state of the Dublin GAA address during the week into the dubs propaganda thread. There were some classics in it saying they have to battle for the minds of the young people in Dublin after winning 5 allirelands. Funny man john."
Not as funny as you. A real Kerryman wouldn't take the Dubs dominance lying down and start bellyaching at every opportunity. Especially with such a conveyor belt of underage talent coming through. 2014 was only three years ago. No one thinks this anything but yerra.

GreenandRed (National) - 17/12/2017 14:16:52

The Dubs propaganda machine. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To GreenandRed:  "Not as funny as you. A real Kerryman wouldn't take the Dubs dominance lying down and start bellyaching at every opportunity. Especially with such a conveyor belt of underage talent coming through. 2014 was only three years ago. No one thinks this anything but yerra."
Yerra Yerra Green and red you in Mayo couldn't possibly understand the down trodden nature of those from the Kingdom. Never has a football county in history had to overcome so many obstacles and bad luck than the poor downtrodden kingdom. Yerra you just don't get it up there in Mayo.

MesAmis (National) - 17/12/2017 14:35:28

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 3 Like(s)
!The Bull! !The Bull! The Bull's bullsh-t. These players from Cork were great players. Comparing Joe Canning with other player is most ingenuous and biased in this case. As it would to be comparing him with Ken McGrath, Paul Flynn, John Mullane, Tony Brown or the "Brick". Especially in Joe's case as it is so far away from what he stands for. "Joseph" Canning can stand alone as one of the truly greats. All these players mentioned can also as well as the greats from all counties that includes the so called "minnow" counties. They have produced greats who never get or got the lime light.

Canuck (National) - 17/12/2017 15:04:32

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 3 Like(s)
Hard to credit RTÉ gave not one award to any GAA team , player or manager ? TG4 , local Radio stations , provincial papers are the GAAs friends not RTÉ . Maybe all counties should adopt Tyrones stand . People moan about RTÉ losing matchs but do they really deserve them , Ryle Nugent and his team have more interest in the Irish Ludo team than GAA .

hurler32 (National) - 17/12/2017 09:04:03

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 3 Like(s)

Replying To The_Bull:  "Playing hurling has provided Joe with plenty of business and financial opportunities including college scholarships. There are only very few players who reap the commercial opportunities provided through advertising etc. Joe has built a profile and appears very eager to build an image through the media. I wouldn't be a fan of Joe. He was a exceptional underage player but is not an in the category of players like Henry Shefflin, Ben O'Connor, Nicky English, John Fenton, DJ Carey, padraig maher, Brian Corcoran."
I would disagree. Joe Canning is much better than Ben O' Connor for the simple reason that Joe is a matchwinner and has produced superlative displays with Galway. John Fenton was not in the same league as Joe. I would rank Joe on a similar level with Henry Shefflin as the best players I have seen in the last 30 years.

Rockies (National) - 17/12/2017 12:26:54

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 2 Like(s)

Replying To eaglehaslanded:  "Almost regret starting this post which has been hijacked by the "wouldn't tie his bootlaces" brigade. As a previous poster stated......it's the irrelevant debate. By the way, great players from all premier counties do disappear in games occasionally. Also, many great players have "done well" for their high profile performances. More power to them. The purpose of the post was a reaction t,o the LLS interview and how he conducted himself. Maybe I am naive to have reacted to the said interview by posting on HS. If so, I am still glad to have done so and would still suggest, if one missed this interview, catch it on the player and then make comment....good, bad or indifferent. Finally, by all means, for those who have whatever agenda they wish to get off their chests.....start your own discussion....suggested headings.....*should talented players do well for themselves *he couldn't tie the shoe laces *Who are the best begrudgers................Merry Christmas to all....including begrudgers!"
There's nothing wrong about recognising decency in a person or posting about. What is sad is the sidetracking that is part and parcel of this forum and people who are purely about begrudgery.

Dubh_linn (National) - 17/12/2017 13:47:11

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)
Hands up from those that posted already who doesn't like any sports other than GAA sports. Who from the GAA deserved an award in 2017? As for showjumping it was obviously under the 'riding' category which is usually popular. As for James McClean winning. Congratulations to him and not just for the football. The awards are mainly voted for by people who watch RTE a lot and probably don't participate or attend games of any sport. Their GAA coverage is too focussed on the top counties. They need to remember that they broadcast to 32 counties not 8. Happy Christmas one and all.

GreenandRed (National) - 17/12/2017 14:03:13

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)
Players from large field sport team sports rarely win individual sports awards - same as BBC sports award rarely won by footballers or rugby players. Usually athletes, tennis players..etc . Nothing to do with RTE disliking GAA . Silly idea considering how much coverage they give GAA

bad.monkey (National) - 17/12/2017 15:54:59

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "Well it's voted by the people... Who obviously love show jumping That wide spread and common "sport""
I wasn't aware that an Irish jumping team had won a European award but obviously a lot of voters were. I must be watching the wrong sports channels. Maybe some voters were just having a bit of fun. I doubt if GAA teams will be too worried and I can't see Jim Gavin writing a letter of complaint to RTE about the 'awards'. I'm glad to see McClean getting an award if only because of his determination to stand by his principles despite the huge pressure on him by the English media and the abuse he had to take on social media and on the pitch. He was also one of the few Ireland players to show a bit of fire and determination as they slumped out of the World Cup. Roll on the GAA season.

neverright (National) - 17/12/2017 16:32:41

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)
The GAA should move to Sky Sports full time, they brought more viewers and revenue to RTE last year that all other sports put together . Let them show swimmers and show jumpers and see how they get on. Not a Dub supporter but they deserved Team of Year and surely Jim Gavin is Manager of Year

culmore (National) - 17/12/2017 17:42:15

Moorefield v St Loman's - 2 Like(s)

Replying To maroonkingdom:  "Time was up before last point was scored. Lomans should be entitled to a replay. But will it happen no"
You seem to struggle with the definition of the phrase "at least". Lomans have no one to blame. The game was there for the winning and Moorefield took it.

MesAmis (National) - 17/12/2017 17:50:09

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)

Replying To culmore:  "The GAA should move to Sky Sports full time, they brought more viewers and revenue to RTE last year that all other sports put together . Let them show swimmers and show jumpers and see how they get on. Not a Dub supporter but they deserved Team of Year and surely Jim Gavin is Manager of Year"
What a ridiculous statement! These awards were given by POPULAR vote. The fact that GAA people didn't win them means that a tiny number of GAA fans voted in it or the show jumping fraternity were well organised and voted a multiple of times for their sport. You can blame RTE for many things, but not for the actions of Joe Public! Anyway, not worth getting overexcited about it. For the most part these are meaningless awards

PoolSturgeon (National) - 17/12/2017 19:43:06

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 2 Like(s)
It's not convenient for some that you are just a decent bloke anymore. If you're on social media or the press are talking about you then it's a reason to take exception to you and you need to be taken down a peg or two. If you have the gaul to win an AI or two or have success then you're really up to no good and are getting above your station. Gombeenism is alive and well and residing in good ol Ireland. Get used to it because it's in our DNA along with the GAA as they say.

Dubh_linn (National) - 17/12/2017 11:34:50

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 2 Like(s)
Almost regret starting this post which has been hijacked by the "wouldn't tie his bootlaces" brigade. As a previous poster stated......it's the irrelevant debate. By the way, great players from all premier counties do disappear in games occasionally. Also, many great players have "done well" for their high profile performances. More power to them. The purpose of the post was a reaction t,o the LLS interview and how he conducted himself. Maybe I am naive to have reacted to the said interview by posting on HS. If so, I am still glad to have done so and would still suggest, if one missed this interview, catch it on the player and then make comment....good, bad or indifferent. Finally, by all means, for those who have whatever agenda they wish to get off their chests.....start your own discussion....suggested headings.....*should talented players do well for themselves *he couldn't tie the shoe laces *Who are the best begrudgers................Merry Christmas to all....including begrudgers!

eaglehaslanded (National) - 17/12/2017 11:35:47

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 2 Like(s)

Replying To The_Bull:  "joe has gone missing in countless numbers of games. Ben O Connor was the most consistent hurler between 2003 to 2007. He had unrivalled skill and pace and produced match winning performances at both club and intercounty level. Cork played and far superior level of opposition during this period too. Joe has had games against a lot of handy teams in leinster. Don't give me this garbage either about John Fenton. I would highly recommend you watch some old videos of this man if you can find them. Joe wouldn't touch this mans skill levels. Brian Corcoran the most versatile player hurling every produced and was a dual player up to around 1998. Texaco hurler of the year 1992 and hurler of the year 1999. Joe is building a brand. RTE become obsessed with some players and catapult them beyond their greatness. As I previously alluded to Joe has gone missing in more matches than he played well in."
Bull, you're well named . As I've already said I've seen all those players you mentioned in the flesh on All Ireland days . They were all very good players in their own right. Some were great players. I note you don't mention Tommy Walsh. Joe Canning would hold his own with any of them. You are being very unfair on him. Do you remember John Fenton being subbed in the '83 final ? I do. Your posts are little more than small minded begrudgery. Everything you credit Ben O Connor with has been achieved by Joe Canning and more. Do you remember a 17 year old Joe Canning being a central part of the Portumna team that took out Ben O Connor's Newtownshandrum in 2006 ? Do you remember a 19 year old Joe Canning throwing Diarmuid O Sullivan out of his way to score a brilliant goal in 2008 ? I do . It was his second ever senior championship match. He shredded O Sullivan that day and hit 2-12. He is quite simply a great player. You need to open your eyes and acknowledge that.

Greengrass (National) - 17/12/2017 12:17:35

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 2 Like(s)

Replying To hurler32:  "Hard to credit RTÉ gave not one award to any GAA team , player or manager ? TG4 , local Radio stations , provincial papers are the GAAs friends not RTÉ . Maybe all counties should adopt Tyrones stand . People moan about RTÉ losing matchs but do they really deserve them , Ryle Nugent and his team have more interest in the Irish Ludo team than GAA ."
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Those awards have no credibility any more. Conor McGregor won the award last year ahead of Carl Frampton amongst others. Enough said.

Greengrass (National) - 17/12/2017 12:25:01

RTÉ anything but GAA sports Awards! - 1 Like(s)
Hard to credit RTÉ gave not one award to any GAA team, player or manager? TG4, local Radio stations, provincial papers are the GAAs friends not RTÉ. Maybe all counties should adopt Tyrones stand People moan about RTÉ losing matchs but do they really deserve them, Ryle Nugent and his team have more interest in the Irish Ludo team than GAA. hurler32 (Limerick) - 17/12/2017 09:04:03A media organisation isnt meant to be a sporting organisations friend. Its a colleague that get mutual benefits out of the partnership. GAA loses out considerably if all counties adapted Tyrone's stand. Which award was undeserving? Only award i had any real complaint with was James McClean but that was by public vote so you cant complain about that.

ormondbannerman (National) - 17/12/2017 13:37:48

Joe Canning on Late Late Show - 1 Like(s)
Joe is a great player. Ben O Connor was a great player too. I have been lucky to see them both play. Enjoy watching Joe play. Such talents are rare.

bennybunny (National) - 17/12/2017 15:34:36

Moorefield v St Loman's - 1 Like(s)
Kicking the ball away at the end must be one of the stupidest thing ever seen on a football field; giving away 10 yds further out the field is irrelevant but from there was absurd. And two suicidal passes from defence when Lomans were well in control. Have to hand it to Moorefreld tho; great heart to come back, and that man Sweeney never stopped driving them on. Credit to both teams, great game

befair (National) - 17/12/2017 15:59:40

Moorefield v St Loman's - 1 Like(s)
Anyways the kick wasn't scored directly and as it was past 6 mins of injury time when 5 were indicated the referee should have blown then. Malonemagic (Laois) - 17/12/2017 18:19:03 2065452 "At least 5 minutes". The referee blows the final whistle at his own discretion.

MesAmis (National) - 17/12/2017 19:40:56